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Fertilizing recovering orchids?

This is a discussion on Fertilizing recovering orchids? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This is maybe a dumb question, but what is the wisdom out there about whether ...

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    Default Fertilizing recovering orchids?

    This is maybe a dumb question, but what is the wisdom out there about whether or not you should withhold fertilizer from a plant that is recovering from some ailment?

    My phal that got sunburned is starting to show the damage more fully and every leaf is involved. Should I be continuing to fertilize weakly, or just let it "rest" with plain water until new growth starts again? Or does it not matter one whit?


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    I have always withheld fertilizer on ailing plants until they started showing signs of recovery. That's just me, though; others may have a different philosophy...

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